Friday, April 29, 2016

April Release Winners!


Hi, friends!  I am SO sorry that I took so long to post winners from the April release!  I had every intention of doing it on time, but school and homework got in the way. ;)  Now, without further ado, here are the winners!

Winner of the Eat Your Cake! set
Rebecca Yarhling who said (on this blog),
"Great release! I make more birthday cards than anything so this set is perfect. And I just love the papers. Off to hop ..."

Winner of the Fruit Borders set
Carrie Sheridan who said (on Facebook),
"Another great day of hopping! Love the Fruit Borders set!"

Winner of the Stitched Sunflower set
Lisa who said (on Mynn's blog),
"Now that's a great sunflower!! I like your playful design Mynn, this is awesome!"

Winner of the With This Ring set
Pia S. who said (on Asha's blog),
"How clever of you to make the inside of the ring a shaker part. Stylish card!"

Winner of the Perfect Poppies set
Janie who said (on Facebook),
"All I can say is I'm glad I didn't miss this....so much creativity and inspiration!!! What a great DT you have Mynn :)" 
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Reusing Cards and Quilling who said (on Sathya's blog),
"Lovely card Sathya !gr8 choice of chevron paper for bg :)"

Congratulations, everyone! Please email me at mhkdesigns.etsy@gmail.com to claim your prizes!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the release--we will be back in June with another one!  Sending HUGS! :)


MKHDesigner Inspiration: Shawna

Hello Crafty Friends,
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a very simple, easy-to-make card using a two digi stamp sets from the MHKDesigns store, Lift Me Higher and the newly released, Fruit Borders set! Here is my card for today, enjoy.

Beautifully rendered scene didn't need anything to distract from its beauty.
It is very serene, calming, and beautiful.
I created a virtual banner by masking the area where the sentiment
lives. Your eye moves to the broken circle and into the saying. 
The only color I added was on the sentiment and
an accent border.
The MHKDesigns stamp sets are so amazingly interchangeable. Each set can work independently or with other sets without any conflict. I have used this card modeling how interchangeable sets working together to create a clean and simple card. 

The images was imported using computer software. All I did was mask a 'banner' over part of the scene, making sure to break the circle frame; I slipped the sentiment right into the voided space. After the layout was done I simply printed it out and added some matting. I also used foam to pop up a panel for a bit of dimension. Easy-peasy!

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. I promise you will be inspired as our Design Team was inspired to create such beautiful cards. Keep stopping by to see more inspiration. Until then take care.


All the best,

Supplies Used:
Fruit Borders Digital Stamp Set
Fruit Borders Stamp Set
Lift Me Higher Digital Stamp Set
Lift Me Higher Stamp Set
   

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration : SathyaSankaran

Hi Crafty Peeps,

Its me Sathya, for this month's DT inspiration using Stitched Sunflower digi stampset with Sunflower sampler papers. Must say, am addicted to this set of digi papers :)


This digi stampset is with such lovely sentiments and a sunflower.



I love chevron pps and by now you would be aware of it too :)
Matted the sentiment using yellow and green chevron pps and matted this on to the brown chevron pp. Wanted the sentiment to be focal point this time.



Colored the sunflowers by Zig clean colorbrush pens and fussy cut it. I love heat embossing and so to make these flower as embellies, I heat embossed those flowers using UTEE clear Ep. At this stage, it just mimics the Sospeso flowers :) Watercolored and fussy cut few leaves and added these with flowers, below the sentiment frame using foam adhesives and completed the card by matting it on to a white A2 cardbase.

Thank you for stopping by!

More inspirations are to follow from my fellow Teamies and Don't forget to visit our MHKDesigns Etsy shop and to grab lovely releases :)


Project supplies:



Monday, April 25, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration - NanaConnie

     It's my day to do the Designer Inspiration Post at MHK Designs and I hope everyone gets some kind of inspiration from this delicious card on which I used papers from the "Easter Flowers" digi paper set and an image from Mynn's lovely "Stencil in the Roses" set.  After the fabulous release of five new sets this month, I wanted to use an older set which is one of my 'go to' sets for all kinds of occasions.

     Since purple is my favorite color, you could have guessed that would be in use.  :-D


     I used a different printing technique than what I usually do and I really like the way it turned out.  I selected my digital paper, printed it and then put that sheet of paper back into the printer tray.  Then I went back, selected the rose image and printed it onto the original sheet of printed paper.

     Didn't that make a spectacular silhouette?  I trimmed the paper to size, turned it slightly on an angle, then trimmed off the corners which overlapped the edges of the card.   I added one bit of black lace before mounting everything onto a lavender card front.   I printed the sentiment  ("Tulip of Thanks" set) separately, cut it by hand, and adhered it last.

     Don't forget that our new challenge for April/May started last Thursday and you have until May 20th to get a card in.  We have an inspiration photo which you can use (colors, photo, whatever),



or, if you use any MHK Designs image, then the challenge theme for you is "Anything Goes."  Hope we see you playing along.


Stencil In The Roses Digital Stamp Set  Easter Flowers Digital Paper Pack Tulip of Thanks Digital Stamp Set

Saturday, April 23, 2016

MKHDesigner Inspiration: Michele

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a bright little note card using a new digi stamp from the MHKDesigns store, Stitched Sunflower!


I love using the uplifting sentiments from MHKDesigns along with my favorite die cuts. Since April is National Letter Writing Month,  all of my MHKDesigns projects this month are smaller notecards that will be combined into a set to send to MY favorite letter writer! I know how much they will appreciate the gift.


I started with a bright yellow card base, and added "mosaic" squares cut from watercolor paper that I created in pretty sky blue shades. I added the little flower, and printed the Hans Christian Anderson quote on a stitched tag, with ribbon and sequins. A little foam pop dot makes it jump off the page!




Thank you so much for stopping by today! You can find more inspiration from our talented team of designers all month long!






Friday, April 22, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration - Jessica

Hello friends!

It's Designer Jessica here today with my Designer Inspiration post for the month!

I decided to play with Stencil In the Roses - a GORGEOUS, simple set!

Simple Rose Digital Stamp Set

Here is what I created:



I just love the simplicity and beauty of this set.  I simply resized my roses in Microsoft Word & added the sentiment.  I printed if off on white cardstock and uses Watercolor Powder to paint them. Simple and to the point, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,




Thursday, April 21, 2016

April/May Challenge

Hello, friends!  We here at MHKDesigns are SO excited to have you here today for another monthly challenge! We are going to keep it super simple each month with a photo/color inspiration.  You choose what you're inspired by!  We will share our creations using products from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop and encourage you to do so, too!  If you don't have our products, though, you are still welcome to enter!


IF YOU USE MHKDESIGNS PRODUCTS,
OUR CHALLENGES ARE ANYTHING GOES!

If you don't use MHKDesigns products,
here's this month's inspiration~


And here is some inspiration from the MHKDesigners~

The prize for this challenge includes:



Link up below for your chance to win these products!  Make sure to review our challenge rules before you do to make sure you'll be eligible for the prize, first, though!  We can't wait to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, all! :)


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